by Monday, July 4th 2016: Working the Scene in Colour: Call for Submissions

FROM: UofT listserv’s


Working the Scene in Colour is a live, scene reading series bringing together writers and actors who identify as Indigenous and People of Colour.
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Our Goals
1) To establish an ongoing event where Indigenous writers and writers of colour can hear their work and receive candid and invaluable feedback.
2) To provide a venue for Indigenous actors and actors of colour to enhance their skills in a challenging performing environment.
3) To create a networking opportunity for writers, actors and other industry professionals.
At each event, 3 – 6 submitted scenes will be performed and critiqued by actors and fellow participants. Actors will be provided by the ACTRA Diversity Committee.

  • Deadline for submission is: Monday, July 4th 2016. Selected writers will be notified by Tuesday July 12th.
  • We are accepting scene submissions from feature and television screenplays and theatre plays. Scenes can be from works-in-progress or polished scripts. All genres are accepted.
  • Only scenes with a maximum running time of 5 minutes will be accepted. Complete scripts will not be accepted.
    Selected scenes will be announced a week before the live read date.
  • Selected writers are obligated to attend. Selected writers who cannot attend must inform the organizers prior to the live-read date.
  • The inaugural Working the Scene in Colour live-read event will take place: Tuesday July 19, 2016 6:30PM to 9:30PM University of Toronto, Multi-Faith Centre 569 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7 Multi-Faith Centre Main Activity Hall (directions: http://www.leadingedgeseminars.org/directions/university-of-
    toronto.html)
  • E-mail all submissions and questions to: workingthescene@gmail.com.
    Working the Scene is proud to be partnering with ACTRA Toronto Diversity Committee and the University of Toronto Graduate Student Union -Race & Ethnicity Caucus. This initiative is also made possible with the support of b current, Indigenous and Creatives of Colour in Film and TV, Massey College Diversity Committee and Obsidian Theatre Company.
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